Gun at a funeral
STARTLED MOURNERS watched as a Barbados Defence Force (BDF) officer picked up a gun which was then dramatically snatched from him at a graveside funeral ceremony on Monday, according to video circulating on social media.
Police said they were investigating the incident at Westbury Cemetery after the committal ceremony for the body of City resident Adrianna Sobers, a junior Coast Guard member who died in a road accident on Good Friday.
The video showed the gun being picked up at the graveside by a senior Coast Guard officer, only to be snatched from his hand a little later by a young man.
A number of young men were at the time using forks as they filled the grave. At one point, a young woman dressed in a floral outfit took a fork from a young man wearing a white T-shirt and proceeded to do her bit. That was when the video showed the black gun on the ground between her feet. (MB)
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